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Cow Power: A Climate Change Solution from Manure

As the world heats up, farmers are figuring out what they can do to help fight climate change. A growing number are turning a greenhouse gas that comes from raising animals into a source of energy.

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Orhan Cileli

A Solar Future

An increasing number of everyday items are powered with the sun, including backpacks, watches, cars, and airplanes. Also electricity-generating solar power plants may become an alternative to coal-fired power plants and natural gas power stations in the future.

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How to Raise a Jellyfish

A high school student in upstate New York learns about marine chemistry by raising jellyfish in the classroom! Find out how her project connects to climate change.

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How Sticky Innovations Changed the World

Take a quick look at the long, influential history, of tapes and glues. You might gain a new appreciation for everyday adhesives!

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Volcanoes: Terror From Below

Volcanoes are a spectacular and terrifying example of nature’s might. But what we know about them can help us predict their eruptions—and save lives.

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